All The Things I’ve Learned About Maternity Leave

All The Things I’ve Learned About Maternity Leave

Last week I wrote about some of the lessons I’ve learned during my pregnancy journey. I mentioned that maternity leave benefits suck—especially in America. I know this isn’t really news to anyone—or rather I hope this isn’t news to anyone, because awareness leads to progress. But it wasn’t until I was pregnant and actually in need of … Read More

I Don’t Understand Why I’m Only Just Learning These Things About Pregnancy And Maternity Leave

I Don’t Understand Why I’m Only Just Learning These Things About Pregnancy And Maternity Leave

Okay, I know. That’s a long title. But the word count resembles the depth of my frustration. I mentioned in my last post that I’m pregnant. Obviously, we’re so excited and already love this little guy so much–even though I could live without the karate moves under my ribs–but there are also so many things … Read More

Red Nail Polish And Feminine Pride: I Gave Myself Permission To Be A Proud Black Femme

Red Nail Polish And Feminine Pride: I Gave Myself Permission To Be A Proud Black Femme

When I was about four or five years old, I was obsessed with my mom’s makeup. I was enamored with her nail polish in particular. I used to sneak up to her bedroom when she was downstairs and paint my nails like I saw on TV. I was enamored by the color, the texture, even … Read More

A Recipe for Life: A Dash of Silver Lining

A Recipe for Life: A Dash of Silver Lining

My life is nothing like I imagined it to be. Exactly 3 years ago I was planning to continue living in Poland and to become a translator. Meanwhile, I moved to Chicago, got married, and started a website with traditional recipes. I hope my story, while sad at times, will be interesting and maybe even … Read More

Why We’re Here: Women Sticking Together

Why We’re Here: Women Sticking Together

Once upon a time, I was an aspiring fashion blogger. I was in college and in love with the idea of writing about fashion, crafting, and all things vintage. I was on a roll for a while, but then life got in the way (as it usually does). I graduated college, got my first real … Read More